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Good Morning!

I love sharing my wonderful eats, and that is indeed what it was yesterday!  Make sure you also head over to Jenn’s blog and find out what she’s been snacking on lately too!

What I Ate Wednesday: Sensible Snacking

Breakfast:  I was off work yesterday so I had plenty of time to play in the kitchen.

Blueberry (Almond flour) Protein Pancakes were on the menu for Eric and I yesterday morning!  We had some running around to do so I knew we needed something to hold us for at least a few hours.
bb protein pancakes




Fitness:  Arms & Back Plus A WOD that included my good ole kettlebell, box jumps, push ups, and sit ups- took me 8:50


Lunch:  Leftover Chicken Fajitas- Chicken, red and yellow peppers, sprinkle of cheese. 1/4 avocado added after snapshot 🙂



me and lily

Dinner: Giant plate of spaghetti squash and turkey meatballs

sp squash

First Cut Spaghetti Squash in Half.  Hint:  I make this easier by sticking the entire thing in the microwave for about 5 minutes first ! I spread a little bit of Olive Oil or Grapessed oil with s&p, and garlic onto the squash.  Place it rind up in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 degrees!

Top with meat sauce or turkey meatballs like I did!  This is really only 3 meatballs cut into pieces but looks like way more!  I am not defending that I have a huge meal here, because I do!!  So good!

squash 2

And a little breakfast prep:

What could this be!?!?  This is my first time making this concoction but I cannot wait to share the recipe (As long as it tastes good!)


And to finish off my night:

dark choc

Did you eat anything different or really tasty this week so far? 

Good Morning!

Yesterday I had an awesome breakfast before running some errands.



Egg sandwich with cinnamon cream laughing cow cheese and on a whole wheat sandwich thin and fruit.  Satisfied.  The laughing cow cheeses are my best friend.


Lately I have been trying to switch up my workouts to include some running.  How I ran 11.7 miles at one point in my life (Yes, 11.7 to be exact) I will never know!  This number will never leave my memory thank you very much!

The other day I whipped out my new tank “Sore today, Stronger tomorrow”, that I got at the Blend Retreat and headed for a run, and boy was it hot!  I did 3.3 miles, woo hoo… That was a lot for me!


Soon enough I will be in Florida on the beach soaking up the sun, possibly with a margarita in my hand 🙂  Don’t be jealous.  I do intend to do some working out whether it be running, or getting in some crossfit type workouts.  So I don’t have any excuses when I get to Florida I went ahead and wrote out some workouts that I will be doing.  Since I will be gone for 7 days I have to do some sort of exercise or I will go crazy.

Here are some travel workouts that I put together that should keep me busy for a while, and maybe you will try them too.

travel WOD

You only need 3 things for some of these workouts:  A set of dumbbells, a Kettlebell, and a jump rope.  If you don’t have these you can certainly do them without it.  If it calls for jump rope you could do high knees or run in place, or just run  🙂



I wish I had 15 or 20 lb dumbbells, but 10’s will have to do.


If you don’t have a kettlebell you could do just leave out the swings or you could do some other kind of cardio like sprints, or mountain climbers!

My suggestion: Invest in one!  I have a 25lb Kettlbell that I bought at Dick’s and you can take it anywhere!

tabata travel

I love love love tabatas.  I used to do them all the time and they are so fun because you are constantly doing something and before you know it 25 minutes is up and you will get a great sweat in!  If you don’t have a kettlebell you can do regular sit ups!


Manmakers , well they suck, but they are a good full body workout.  If you don’t have a set of dumbbells you can just do it without them!  They are kind of like burpees, nobody really likes them, but they are great for you and you are USUALLY, maybe not always. happy after you complete them.  If you LOVE burpees, you are just a freak 🙂

KB 30

Now, this workout you really do need a kettlebell.  If you don’t have one just skip this workout 🙂  Like I said before, you should invest in one.  They are small and don’t take up a lot of room!

Do you like to workout when you travel?

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